2009-10 Speaker Series

October 1, 2009

James Otteson, Yeshiva University

"The Scottish Enlightenment on the Promise and Peril of Commercial Society"

October 26, 2009

Patrick Deneen, Georgetown University

"The Sustainable Republic and the Alternative Tradition in America"

November 12, 2009

Paul Rahe, Hillsdale College

"Machiavelli and the Anti-Political Foundations of Politics in the Modern Republic"

March 24-26, 2010

Third Annual Conference on Great Books and Ideas

The Ancient Republic and the Birth of Political Philosophy

Opening Lecture

Jacob Howland, University of Tulsa

"Plato's Republic and the Politics of Convalescence"

Student Panelists

  • Rachael Bishop
  • Jaclyn Crumbley
  • Brice Odom
  • Kristin Tindall

Faculty Panelists

  • Kevin Cherry, University of Richmond
  • Daniel Cullen, Rhodes College
  • Joseph Knippenberg, Oglethorpe University
  • Sean Mattie, Clayton State University
  • Joshua Parens, University of Dallas
  • Aristide Tessitore, Furman University

Keynote Lecture

Mary P. Nichols, Baylor University

"Aristotle's Critique of Plato as Support for a Republican Politics"